Castium Revelio: The Bat’s Here for Halloween

Welcome to this week’s edition of MuggleNet’s Casting News! Last time, we showed you trailers and teasers for Mass, House of the Dragon, and lots of other shows featuring Wizarding World alums. This week, however, we’ve got only one trailer: the main trailer for next year’s The Batman! Ready? Let’s dive right into it – Castium Revelio!



First up this week is a return to the stage for Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander). He’ll return to the West End this November in this autumn’s production of Cabaret. Redmayne will take on the role of the emcee, the flamboyant master of ceremony at the Kit Kat Club. Performances start on November 15 at the Playhouse Theatre in London, and tickets are available now. Although that’s the date for the first official performance, Redmayne has already staged a mini-performance for his grandma! She apparently “definitely dropped off,” but we’re sure she enjoyed it almost as much as we’re sure audiences will next month. Are you hoping to see the show?



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Jack Thorne, cowriter of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, has been getting involved in a campaign led by photographer and writer Shona Louise to make theaters more accessible. Thorne has signed an open letter asking for more representation and for better accessibility for those who are disabled. The letter has also been backed by the charities Stagetext and VocalEyes and the disability arts alliance #WeShallNotBeRemoved. In the letter, Louise mentions that“renovating a listed building may be hard, but it is not impossible” and states that “we should not and cannot accept side entrances, restricted views, a severe lack of accessible performances, poor accessible toilet facilities and more as the standard any more.” 

Last up this week, we’ve got exciting news from Gotham City. The Batman stars Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory) and Zoë Kravitz (Leta Lestrange) as Batman and Catwoman, respectively. We finally have a trailer for the movie, but before checking that out, take a look at this sneak peek of Kravitz in costume, posted by director Matt Reeves.



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The film is set for release next March. The trailer dropped at last weekend’s DC FanDome event. It’s packed with action, explosions, and superhero feats. Check it out below, but be aware that it does contain violent scenes.



That’s a wrap for this week’s Casting News! Are you planning to catch The Batman in cinemas next year, or are you more excited about Eddie Redmayne’s return to the West End? Let us know in the comments below!


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Neave Williamson

I've been a proud Slytherin for as long as I can remember, and love taking inspiration from the Wizarding World for short films.